What do you all pay for rent/mortgage?

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  1. Chainblade

    Chainblade Junior Member

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    lmao I totally agree. i thought i was the only one that thought she wasn't attractive.
  2. SoulAssassin

    SoulAssassin Car Ramrod

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    Right before the NBA all star game had it's own game of 'Horse" I heard the funniest thing ever on a radio show. Imagine the host reading this email over the air before he finally gets it: I don't know why the NBA would allow the game to be called Geico instead of Horse (sponsor of the game)...it should be called S-A-R-A-H-J-E-S-S...and the rest. The host finally got it and busted out laughing.
  3. James K

    James K Administrator Staff Member

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    Studio apt in LA.. about 450sq feet - 1350.
    It's a nice building and feels secure. Prices here suck.
  4. Coleman

    Coleman fresh off the corner

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    2 bedroom 2 full bath 1074 sq ft at $1090/mo. Includes water. With cable and power it comes out around $600 a month to live in my apartment with my roommate. It's a nice area and a gated community. I'm so done with apartments though.. I've been in them for 6 years now. I want a house.
  5. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    :confused:

    Are you in actual LA proper?

    Still in school so still renting. We pay $850/month for a 2 bed/2 bath in the high rent suburb of Denver. We have a $100/month concession for signing mid-winter and because we opted to go with an older place (~20/25 years old) our rent is $3-500 below the other places around us.
  6. James K

    James K Administrator Staff Member

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    Yup. 10 minutes away from Hollywood/Downtown/Airport/Ocean. Kinda nice to be close to everything but I'm such a shut-in I never go anywhere. :)

    I'm really getting sick of paying so much especially when most of you seem to be renting much nicer/bigger places for less money. I could commute but driving a few hours in LA traffic every day would make me slit my wrists.
  7. Miller

    Miller Tweak Guru

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    2 bedroom 1 bath 850sq ft upper, 1 car garage, half the basement, 615 a month.
  8. Octane91

    Octane91 <smartass comment> Staff Member

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    my parents house is 4 bedroom, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, 2 car garage, 2500sq ft w/ finished basement, good schools (in their opinion), and on a somewhat large lot, all for $1400/month. 30yr fixed @ 5.75% iirc $210,000 back in '06, so far it has only depreciated about 15% in value.
  9. Dustin

    Dustin Junior Member

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    I live in a bachelor suite. $550/month including utilities + laundry. It's small but cheap :)
  10. MovingTarget

    MovingTarget New Member

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    I am renting a two bedroom townhouse in a shitty neighborhood for 600 a month....not including utilities and what not.... I live in a ghetto area....

    The landlord is really cool though.... he wanted to push my rent up to 700 but I talked with him about the area and crap I'vew had to deal with (replacing my tires on my vehicle...twice now...) and stuff like that so he left it at 600.... I can afford a house payment of about 1000.....but with my credit and my ex doing her best to screw me around every corner I am pretty much stuck for now...
  11. smirnoff

    smirnoff Curmudgeon

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    I live in a (relatively) decent area of downtown. It's a 1br apartment. I'm paying 565$/month right now, and that includes all of the utilities. I don't have cable or a car. My other regular monthly expenses are food (200-250$/month), internet (45$/month), a dvd by mail subscription (28$/month), and a cell phone (25$/month). Taking into account what I usually spend on entertainment, my monthly cost of living is often under 1000$.

    I have the extreme good forture of living in an affordable neighbourhood that's within walking distance of work and groceries (eliminating the absolute need for a vehicle). I consider myself lucky.
  12. gB dAvId x

    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    Which is why I want to move to my downtown area so I can do just that. I live in suburbs around sacramento and eventually want to move to downtown. But right now I pay $0 a month for utilities and rent due to the fact that I live at home. Full time student and work part time 22-30 hours depending on what week of the month it is
  13. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    I'm only paying $750/month, plus utilities, it would be way more if it was not through my grandmother.
  14. Chainblade

    Chainblade Junior Member

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    ya and you have a huge place too. hell, if I could find a decent place in seattle for $750, I'd be thrilled.

    I just don't know. I will save $126+ a month on train tickets by living in seattle but 75% of the time, you have to pay for parking in seattle, even at the apartment complexes. most run about $120 a month for parking so it's pretty much a wash. and seattle is more money anyways so, essentially, i'd be paying more to live there. the only way it might be worth it is if I can find a decent place that doesn't charge for parking. keep in mind, I need to be within walking distance of my work so that narrows down the choices. and I have to have a car. i'm stuck in a loan, plus I need a car to get places outside of seattle (none of my friends live in seattle). ugh this is so frustrating.
  15. ThatHideousStrength

    ThatHideousStrength Junior Member

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    Wait so are you renting or do you own a mobile home?
  16. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    Paying for parking at an apartment complex is retarded.

    Owns the mobile but rents the land.
  17. Chainblade

    Chainblade Junior Member

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    ya but it's downtown seattle. people KILL for parking spots in seattle. it sucks but parking is charged pretty much everywhere. some apartments don't charge but most do.
  18. PencilWntGtU2TheMoon

    PencilWntGtU2TheMoon Junior Member

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    I pay so much I am very embarrassed but not enough to brag. Just can't post or I would need a drink. :(
  19. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    $760 w/ Water and Garbage.
  20. Jackalope

    Jackalope NNNNEEERRRRDDDSSSSS!!!!!!

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    I've got a one bedroom 680 square foot apartment I pay $600 a month including cable, trash, and water. With electricity, and internet, my total living cost is about 750.

    cost of living is dirt cheap in south Texas :)

    I plan on buying a house this year, though
  21. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Other than sweat and bloody knuckles, my new place is going to be $0 a month and be paid for when completed:

    A week ago thursday:

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    last tuesday:

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    3 work days later:

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    I may be able to move in by the end of march.
  22. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    Lookin' good. Is that wall between that existing building and the new one coming down?
  23. smirnoff

    smirnoff Curmudgeon

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    Looking good wiskas. I probably missed the story somewhere along the way, is that being build on your folks property? Great idea if so.
  24. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    It's now down, well, at least it now has a 10' versalam that makes a 9' opening and a
    32" door opening in the other end that enter's a 8'X6' walk-in closet. My favorite part is the 10'X11' covered patio that let's me gawk at this:

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    Yes, it is on my mom's property. 3I can take care of her property in exchange for shop and living space...
    ...something I'd do reguardless after my dad died. Pretty sweet deal.
  25. ThatHideousStrength

    ThatHideousStrength Junior Member

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    Awesome Mistawiskas, are you building it all yourself?